A relaxed daytime soiree… rustic French vintage with a coastal twist… it was the ultimate way to celebrate the entwining of two loving families. Nikki & Steve serendipitously met through their sons, who were in the same class at school, and when Lovebird Weddings had their first consultation with them, it was clear that their wedding day was all about celebrating the two families coming together as one.
Their brief was to create a “relaxed and loving” day, and with a shared passion for the beach, and good food and wine, we can see why they chose Sails Noosa as their wedding venue, lapping up the stunning views over a lunchtime soiree.
The day began early, with Nikki,her mum, sister and friends, getting pampered with hair and makeup by Debb from Beauty on the Move. While on the other side of town, Steve got ready with his three sons… who were to be his proud groomsmen. Nikki was so sweet, and organised a surprise for the boys – getting picked up in a vintage Kombi from Deluxe Kombis!
Utilising the grassed lawn outside the restaurant, Nikki & Steve said their “I do’s” under a rustic wooden canopy draped in lace and indulgent florals which framed the ocean backdrop spectactularly.
Nikki walked up the aisle escorted by her son, Ben… to the gorgeous lyrics from “You & Me” by the Dave Matthews Band. We are still absolutely in love with Nikki’s gown, wth the softly floating train and rustic boho beading. Just stunning!
Mondo Floral Designs created the perfect cascading bouquet to complement Nikki’s gorgeous gown, softly unstructured and whimsical in design. It featured cream Sahara roses, apricot and ivory David Austin roses, white peonies, a touch of blue Sea Holly, magnolia foliage and trailing Jasmine foliage… absolutely divine.
To complete the ceremony design we suspended our French crystal chandelier from the Pandanus tree, and paired our driftwood registry table with timber Hampton chairs draped with lush floral swags.
To begin the reception celebrations, guests enjoyed Pimms cocktails and canapes on the terrace amongst Provence lounge settings and Bentwood high bars. The beauty was in the details, from old timber trunk coffee tables and handwritten blackboards, to vintage floral cushions and natural jute fibre rugs – so much lovely texture.
By bringing in our mixed collection of Bentwood, Hampton and cream bistro chairs, this was a great way to introduce a vintage element to the reception, whilst still feeling quite earthy and rustic. Three long tables plus a family table gave the reception an intimate and inclusive feel, which was important to Nikki and Steve.
On top of the white-clothed tables, lay our beige linen runners with an eclectic scatter of doilies, wooden table numbers, kraft paper menus and blackboard name tags. ‘Hand-picked’ styled florals in whites, creams, soft peaches and pale blues combined beautifully with berries, green foliage and trailing Jasmine, and were arranged in antique brass & crystal vases and French mason jars, which added an indulgent layer to the design.
Guests dined on exquisite cuisine at Sails, while enjoying views of Laguna Bay. The decadent, two-tiered wedding cake was designed by Cake Designs and included a bottom tier of chocolate mud, and top tier of passionfruit, both finished with a white chocolate ganache icing and decorated with pale apricot roses – so very pretty!
In mid afternoon, the relaxed celebration at Sails wrapped up, and we organised a small area at the Noosa Surf Club so the festivities could continue! Thank you for inviting us to share in your day Nikki and Steve, the heartfelt love you share was a joy to behold. xo
Planning & Styling: Lovebird Weddings; Venue: Sails Restaurant Noosa; Flowers: Mondo Floral Designs; Cake: Cake Designs; Hair & Makeup: Beauty on the Move; Photographer: Boots Photography; Celebrant: The Noosa Celebrant; Music: Greg Doney; Transport: Deluxe Kombi Service